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BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 22:18
Chelsea target Bale move, Manchester United line up £20m bid for Miranda, Tottenham want Schneiderlin and Rodriguez, plus more.

Ebola drug clinical trials to start

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 22:02
The charity MSF says it is to host clinical trials of new Ebola treatments in West Africa, targeting patients in the first 14 days of illness.

Woman missing from Channel ferry

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 21:51
An air and sea search is launched to find a woman missing from a ferry in the English Channel.

Victims' relatives to meet politicians

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 21:45
A delegation of families seeking justice for their deceased relatives visit Stormont Castle to meet senior politicians.

Two rescued as fire spreads to homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 21:38
Firefighters rescue two people from a house in Antrim, after a blaze spreads from a car to two properties.

Major to warn of split with EU

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 21:01
The case for leaving the European Union will be fuelled further if EU countries do not help the UK limit immigration, Sir John Major is to say later.

Through teenagers' eyes - unique snapshots of Syrian refugee life

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 20:59
Smartphone snapshots of life in Syrian desert camp

Flagship academy finances probed

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 20:56
Spending watchdog puts finances of flagship academy praised by education ministers under microscopic scrutiny.

Church plans savings club in schools

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 20:16
Children as young as four could have the chance to join savings clubs in an attempt by the Church of England to prevent them getting into debt later in life.

Russia fuelling Ukraine war, says US

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 20:11
The US accuses Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country.

NHS plans 'kitemark' for health apps

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 20:08
An NHS "kitemark" for health-related smartphone apps is one of a number of new technological initiatives being backed by NHS chiefs in England.

VIDEO: Man tries to hide chainsaw down shorts

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:36
A homeless man in the US has been arrested for allegedly trying to steal a chainsaw by hiding it under his clothes.

Gene error 'reduces heart attacks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:35
A study suggests people who carry errors in a single gene could have protection against heart disease and high cholesterol.

Post staff to get missing risk alerts

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:31
Postal workers across the UK are to receive alerts about missing people while on their rounds to help locate vulnerable children and adults.

Christmas plea for blood donation

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:27
More than 200,000 blood donors are needed in the run-up to Christmas, according to the NHS transplant service.

Escaped NZ murderer found in Brazil

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:17
A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil is now in custody, New Zealand police say.

India sterilisation doctor held

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:07
A doctor is arrested in connection with the deaths of 13 women at a state-run sterilisation camp in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Damien Rice: Back in the spotlight

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 18:23
Singer Damien Rice returns after an eight-year absence

Wheelchairs or pushchairs: Who should take priority?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 18:12
Who should take priority on the bus?

Scientists wait for comet probe news

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 17:52
Scientists face a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned.